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Recommended books (9)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the Read Around Africa Challenge were written by authors from morocco. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

1.

For Bread Alone by Mohamed Choukri, Paul Bowles EN

Rating: 4     4 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
Choukri's book has become a classic of world literature.
Recommended: 27 Oct 2022

2.

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami EN

Rating: 3.5     10 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
Set in modern-day Morocco, the story of four vastly different Moroccans who illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain chronicles the circumstances that drive them to risk their lives and the rewards that may or may not prove to be worth the danger.
Recommended: 14 Sep 2022

3.

In the Country of Others : A Novel by Leila Slimani EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
The award-winning, #1 internationally bestselling new novel by the author of The Perfect Nanny, about a woman in an interracial marriage whose fierce desire for autonomy parallels her adopted country's fight for independence The world of men is just like the world of botany. In the end, one species dominates another. One day, the orange will win out over the lemon, or vice versa, and the tree will once again produce fruit that people can eat. In her first new novel since The Perfect Nanny launched her onto the world stage and won her acclaim for her "devastatingly perceptive character studies"... continue
Recommended: 03 Dec 2022

4.

Infidels : A Novel by Abdellah Taïa EN

Rating: 3.3     3 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
Set in Salé, Morocco—the hometown Abdellah Taïa fled but to which he returns again and again in his acclaimed fiction and films—Infidels follows the life of Jallal, the son of a prostitute witch doctor—"a woman who knew men, humanity, better than anyone. In sex. Beyond sex." As a ten-year-old sidekick to his mother, Jallal spits in the face of her enemies both real and imagined. The cast of characters that rush into their lives are unforgettable for their dreams of love and belonging that unravel in turn. Built as a series of monologues that are emotionally relentless—a mix of confession, hear... continue
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Recommended: 03 Oct 2022

5.

Leaving Tangier by Jelloun, Tahar Ben EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
Young Moroccans gather regularly in a seafront cafe to gaze at the lights on the Spanish coast glimmering in the distance. A young man called Azel is intent upon leaving one way or another. At the brink of despair he meets Miguel, a wealthy Spanish gallery-owner, who promises to take him to Barcelona if Azel will become his lover.
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Recommended: 03 Jan 2018

6.

The Country of Others by Leila Slimani EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
'A panoramic, ambitious tale.' The Times 'Exceptional.' Salman Rushdie 'Powerful.' Christine Mangan 'Captivating.' Elle 1944. After the Liberation, Mathilde leaves France to join her husband in Morocco. But life here is unrecognisable to this brave and passionate young woman. Her life is now that of a farmer's wife - with all the sacrifices and vexations that brings. Suffocated by the heat, by her loneliness on the farm and by the mistrust she inspires as a foreigner, Mathilde grows increasingly restless. As Morocco's struggle for independence intensifies, Mathilde and her husband find themsel... continue
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Recommended: 06 Aug 2021

7.

The Happy Marriage by Tahar Ben Jelloun EN

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Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
"Ben Jelloun is arguably Morocco's greatest living author, whose impressive body of work combines intellect and imagination in magical fusion." --The Guardian In The Happy Marriage, the internationally acclaimed Moroccan author Tahar Ben Jelloun tells the story of one couple--first from the husband's point of view, then from the wife's--just as legal reforms are about to change women's rights forever. The husband, a painter in Casablanca, has been paralyzed by a stroke at the very height of his career and becomes convinced that his marriage is the sole reason for his decline. Walled up within ... continue
Genre Adult
Recommended: 02 Jan 2018

8.

The Other Americans by Laila Lalami EN

Rating: 3.5     20 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
***2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST*** Winner of the Arab American Book Award in Fiction Finalist for the Kirkus Prize in Fiction Finalist for the California Book Award Longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize A Los Angeles Times bestseller Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, Time, NPR, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Dallas Morning News, The Guardian, Variety, and Kirkus Reviews Late one spring night in California, Driss Guerraoui—father, husband, business owner, Moroccan immigrant—is hit and killed by a speeding car. The aftermath of his death brings together a diverse cast... continue
Recommended: 20 Apr 2022

9.

This Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun EN

Rating: 4.1     10 Votes
Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
Ben Jelloun crafts a horrific real-life narrative into fiction to tell the appalling story of the desert concentration camps in which King Hassan II of Morocco held his political enemies under the most harrowing conditions.
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Recommended: 03 Jan 2018


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